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Helm Compact 1

The Helm Compact 1 is a 1 person, freestanding tent with generous inner and porch.

A Footprint to protect the inner is available separately.



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A remarkably spacious 1 person tent 

The Helm Compact 1 is a well proportioned, free-standing dome tent designed for the outdoor enthusiast looking for a lightweight tent which packs down to a compact pack size. At just 30x17cm the tent packs easily into a rucksack or panniers.  
► A good choice for medium duration backpacking trips where more space may be needed.
► The inner has plenty of headroom and there's a good sized porch for kit storage, plus extra storage space under the rear flysheet accessed from a small door in the inner.
► Suitable for 3 season camping, the dome style provides more stability than a single hoop design such as the Zephyros 1.
► Quick and easy to erect, the flysheet and inner pitch together.  
► The Helm Compact 1 has a mesh panel on the inner door plus a small mesh door with cover at the rear of the inner (which also allows access to the rear storage space) , providing several options for ventilation depending on weather conditions. 
► Comes with a side opening tarp style tent back which makes it easier to pack away when it's time to move on - simply roll the tent into the bag and pull tight.
► A good choice for backpackers and campers looking for a roomy 1 person tent suitable for campsite stays and wild camping. 
► Flysheet 4,000 HH, Groundsheet 5,000 HH
Key differences between the Helm Compact 1 and Helm 1:
Helm Compact 1 is quicker and easier to pitch with combined pegging point for flysheet and inner, new flysheet colour, yellow reflective guylines with cleat style runners, side opening tarp style tent bag, compact pack size (30x17cm), ventilation panels only on front and rear door. 
We recommend using a footprint which sits under the groundsheet and porch area to help prolong the life of your tent. A footprint for the Helm Compact 1 is available.
A 2 and 3 person version of this tent are available Helm Compact 2 and Helm Compact 3

Wild Country Brand: Wild Country
Product code: 44HEC10


  • Sleeps: 1
  • Season Rating Spec: 3 season backpacking
  • Free standing?: No (tent requires guy lines to be pitched)
  • Packed Weight: 1.97Kg (4lb 5oz)
  • Number of Porches: 1
  • Number of Doors: 1
  • Pitch Type: Fly and Inner pitch together

Packed Size: 30x17cm
Flysheet: Stormex P4000 FR
Floor: Aqua Stop P5000
Poles: 8.5mm WC Superflex Alloy
Pegs: 10 x Alloy 'V' Angle
Guylines: 4 Black Reflective
Inner Door: Half Mesh


This Wild Country product is guaranteed to the original owner against defects in materials and workmanship for a period of 2 years from purchase.

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Review: Great tent 16/06/21

reviewed by:
Michelle Bullock


I’ve had this tent for a couple of years. Having had the earlier model beforehand too. Pitches very easy and quick. 7 minutes when you’ve got the hang of it. It’s incredibly spacious for a 1 man. Room inside for kit as well as sleep system. Bearing in mind I’m a 5’4 female. Plenty of space to sit up. Porch size is great and the extra zip to access the other side porch area is ideal.

Have never had any issues with condensation in all weathers.

Camped in winds up to 45 mph with no issues.
1 slight problem once when there was a heavy rain storm and it was pitched on a slight slope. I had to undo the inner until the rain passed but that was more about the pitch I think.

Light enough to carry backpacking and packs ok for the reasonable cost of this one.

It’s more my campsite tent nowadays as I’ve upgraded further.
Pegs aren’t the best so I changed them.

Overall, for the cost, it’s a great tent.